Frequently Asked Questions
Signing up for Non-Degree Seeking
When should I receive my registration information via email?
Registration Eligibility forms are held and then processed by the Office of the Registrar before non-degree seeking registration opens for the term. This date varies by term (see academic calendar.)
In general, you should receive your registration information via email around the beginning of the following months:
- Fall Term—September
- Winter Term—December
- Spring Term—March
- Summer Term—May
If registration is open for non-degree seeking students and it has been more than 24 hours since you filled out the form, please contact the Office of the Registrar.
Can I get my student ID number and PAC via email?
If you have filled out the Registration Eligibility form you will receive your student ID number and PAC via email. Due to privacy concerns some information may only be provided via telephone or may require confirmation of student identity.
I filled out the online form with incorrect information, what do I do?
Contact the Office of the Registrar using their online form.
I already have a UO ID number and PAC; do I still need to fill out the form?
If you have never registered for classes as a non-degree seeking student OR it has been more than four terms since you last registered for classes as a non-degree seeking student, you must complete a non-degree seeking registration eligibility form to activate or reactivate your non-degree seeking registration status.
What is the difference between a student ID number and a Duck ID?
Your student ID number starts with 95 and, along with your Personal Access Code (PAC), is used to log in to DuckWeb. Your Duck ID is a separate username and password that is used for email, wireless internet, Canvas, and more. Information Technology has more information about UO Accounts on their website.
What is the difference between Continuing and Professional Education and non-degree seeking?
The non-degree seeking program provides a way to take regular UO credit classes without being formally admitted. Simply put, it is a non-admitted student status. In contrast,Continuing and Professional Education provides a variety of credit and noncredit programs for professional development and lifelong learning.
Registering for Courses
How do I register for a course as a non-degree seeking student?
Registration is done online through DuckWeb, a secure registration system. You can find registration instructions on the Office of the Registrar’s website.
How do I register for a course that requires approval and/or has prerequisites?
Contact the specific academic department and/or course instructor offering the course to see if you meet their requirements. Contact information can be found on the class schedule by clicking on the CRN.
What if I can't log in to DuckWeb?
Make sure you are entering your student ID number and PAC correctly. If you cannot remember your PAC, click the “Forgot PAC” button to reset it. If you are still having trouble logging in, please contact the Office of the Registrar. UO staff and faculty should contact Human Resources.
I can log in to DuckWeb, but I can't register. What should I do?
Check the non-degree seeking calendar to make sure non-degree seeking registration has opened. If non-degree seeking registration has opened but you are blocked from registering, select “View Holds” under the Student Menu in DuckWeb to see if any holds exist on your record. If you still need assistance, contact the Office of the Registrar.
DuckWeb says there is no term available when I try to register, what do I do?
If you are receiving this message it means that your non-degree seeking student status is not active for the term and you need to fill out the non-degree seeking registration eligibility and Personal Access Code Request form.
Do courses show up on a transcript?
Yes, credits acquired through non-degree seeking program appear on your official UO transcript, may be applied to a future degree program, and are subject to the same graduation requirements as credits earned as an admitted UO student. Please note that the University of Oregon allows only a maximum of 15 credits (taken prior to admittance) to be applied toward a master's degree after admittance; some master's degree programs have a lower limit.
Can I take more than 8 credits?
No, non-degree seeking students are limited to 8 credits per term, including both undergraduate and graduate level courses during fall, winter, and spring terms. During summer term, students are eligible to register for more credits. Students wishing to register for more than 8 credits should apply for formal admission.
What does it mean to audit a course?
Audited courses are recorded on a student's transcript, but no credit is earned. However, courses taken for audit by non-degree seeking students count toward the 8-credit limit. The tuition and fees for the audit option are the same as the credit option, but the academic expectations of course work are different. Auditor Registration forms are available from the Office of the Registrar beginning the first day of classes each term. Courses can be audited only if space is available and department and/or instructor approval is granted. Information on Senior Audits is also available from the Office of the Registrar.
Will credits earned as a non-degree seeking student transfer to another college or university?
In most cases, credits taken from a regionally accredited four-year college or university may be applied toward a degree at other schools. However, you should contact the institution you plan on transferring credit to for confirmation that courses and credits will be accepted.
What if I can't register for the course I want?
Unfortunately, some courses do fill up before all students are able to register. If the course you would like to register is full, please contact the course instructor to explore your options. If you are unable to register for a course due to not satisfying the necessary prerequisites, please contact the Office of Academic Advising to discuss alternatives.
How do I search for courses? Do you have a brochure or schedule of classes?
All credit courses are listed online in the schedule of classes. Non-degree seeking students are eligible to register for any UO credit course if space is available, the course level is appropriate, and all prerequisites have been satisfied. The UO Catalog is available online for free.
What is a CRN?
A CRN (course reference number) is a unique five-digit number that identifies a specific section of course.
Do you offer courses online?
Yes, search under 'Distance Ed/Off Campus' on the class schedule for a list of courses currently offered online. Like all UO classes, online courses are available to non-degree seeking students provided space is available, the course level is appropriate, and all prerequisites have been satisfied.
How do I set-up my email?
You will need to claim your Duck ID to create a UO email account. Log in to the Duck ID website the first time by entering your UO ID number and PAC. If you need assistance setting up or accessing your Duck ID, please contact the Technology Service Desk.
Do I get a student ID card?
Yes, after you have registered for classes you are eligible to obtain a UO ID card by visiting the UO Card Office. Students must pay a one-time, flat fee of $10. This is billed to your UO Student Account.
Are non-degree seeking students eligible for athletic tickets?
Yes, non-degree seeking students are eligible for incidental fee funded activities, including athletic tickets. Non-degree seeking students are grouped with Graduate/Law status in the athletic ticket distribution cycle.
Are non-degree seeking students eligible for student housing?
No, student housing is only available to admitted students. However, non-degree seeking students who are in the process of applying for formal admission may request special consideration by contacting University Housing.
Are non-degree seeking students eligible for Health Center and Counseling Center services?
No, non-degree seeking students do not pay the health service fee and therefore are not eligible for UO Health and Counseling Services.
How do I get a transcript?
Transcript requests should be directed to the Office of the Registrar. Requests can be made online via DuckWeb, by fax, or by mail. For more information, visit the Office of the Registrar's Transcript Requests page.
How much is tuition for non-degree seeking students?
Tuition and fees for non-degree seeking students during the regular academic year are listed on the Office of the Registrar website. Some courses may have additional fees for course-specific items such as studio materials or lab products. Other courses have self-support fees that entirely replace tuition and mandatory resource fees. These costs will be noted on the course section details in the online class schedule. Tuition and fees for summer term are calculated differently.
When is tuition due?
Using a monthly billing cycle, statements are produced around the sixteenth of each month and are due on the first of the following month. Be sure to read and accept the university's billing account Terms and Conditions (Revolving Charge Agreement).
Are non-degree seeking students eligible for financial aid?
No, a student must be admitted to a degree program (i.e., matriculated) and enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for financial aid. If a student wants to take more than 8 credits per term and/or apply for financial aid, the student should seek admission to the university and become a matriculating student.
Are in-state tuition rates available for non-degree seeking students?
Residency is a factor in determining tuition for non-degree seeking students during all four terms. In-state tuition is available for Oregon residents.
What mandatory fees are included in non-degree seeking student tuition?
Mandatory fees that non-degree seeking students pay include: building, Recreation and Fitness Center, incidental, EMU facility, and any current surcharges. Self-support courses have designated course section fees that replace the regular tuition and mandatory fees assessment, which limits access to some campus services.
Can a student choose to not pay mandatory fees if services are not used?
No, mandatory fees are a required part of the tuition assessment.
What fees are non-degree seeking students NOT paying as part of their tuition assessment?
Non-degree seeking students do not pay resource, matriculation, and health service fees. Self-support courses have designated course section fees that replace the regular tuition and mandatory fees assessment, which limits access to some campus services. For more information, see the Office of the Registrar's Tuition and Fees pages. If you have been charged any of these fees in error, please contact Student Billing in the Business Affairs Office.
What do I get for the incidental fees?
The incidental fee funds programs that promote cultural and physical development, from student unions to intercollegiate athletics to childcare. Fee funding for programs is determined through the democratic process within the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO).
How do I get my bill?
The University of Oregon utilizes QuikPAY®, an electronic system for all students to view and print their bills, and make payments online. Using a monthly billing cycle, statements are produced around the sixteenth of each month and an E-Bill is sent to each student's official UO email account. QuikPAY® accounts can also be viewed online through DuckWeb. Be sure to read and accept the university's billing account Terms and Conditions (Revolving Charge Agreement).
How do I pay my bill?
Log in to DuckWeb and from the Student Menu, you can access the QuikPAY® website to make payments online. Payments may also be made by mail, in person, or by wire transfer. Please contact Student Billing with any payment questions. Be sure to read and accept the university's billing account Terms and Conditions (Revolving Charge Agreement).
Do I have to be an Oregon resident to take UO courses through the non-degree seeking program?
No, Oregon residency is not a factor in determining eligibility for non-degree seeking students.
Can non-U.S. citizens take courses through non-degree seeking program?
Yes, non-U.S. citizens can register for courses through the non-degree seeking program, depending on their visa status. Please contact International Student and Scholar Services for questions regarding visa regulations. Non-degree seeking program is a non-admit, part-time student status and does not allow people with student visas to satisfy the full-time enrollment requirement. Non-degree seeking program cannot issue I-20 forms.
If I've been academically disqualified from UO can I take courses through non-degree seeking program?
Only during summer term. Admitted students should use the regular re-enrollment process. Disqualified non-degree seeking students should complete the Summer Session Eligibility Form. Students who have been academically disqualified are not eligible to enroll during fall, winter, or spring terms unless reinstated by the Scholastic Review Committee.